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14th of every month if you would like any changes to your advert

Our little dog from the front cover has hidden herself away in the magazine, can you find her? Last month she was in the Stratus advert.

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JUST A NOTE: We do provide all of our advertisers with FREE design work and therefore ask that this work not be supplied and used by other publications.

Hello and welcome This month we start a very interesting and amusing ongoing story of a car trip back to England during the flight cancellations due to the ash cloud, which we hope you will follow with interest each month.

A new book “Sandals or Slippers” written by Terry O’Shea is to be officially launched this month, see facing page.

Last months Granada article was attributed to the wrong name, we do apolgise to Sheila, it should have said supplied by Sheila Mitchell. With the wonderful blossom now out and summer starting, we have used a blossom picture throughout this months edition, hope you enjoy it.

Have a good month Sandra & Barry

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Everyone is welcome to a book launch on Gran Alacant. Author Terry OʼShea will be signing copies of his book “Sandals or Slippers”, on Friday 4th June 7.30pm at “Absolutely Fabulous” located at the Carabasi Complex.

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We at your Gran Alacant Advertiser continue to bring you all of the news, including that from the Gran Alacant Councillor, Loreto Cascales, as we have since May 2005. Another winter storm hit the area during the month of May. Thunder, rain and hail (yet again) caused havoc. Picture right of Santa Pola, courtesy of our friends at the Informacion newspaper and the left picture shows the storm brewing over GA, pic supplied by Pete Dolphin.

ARE YOU BOTHERED?

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about the amount of dog fouling on Gran Alacant. We are running a campaign to persuade the Town Hall to take on a dog warden. Every owner caught could receive a large fine which would pay for the warden. You can email us to have your name added to the list, or, go to Dick Turpins Bar in Sierra Mar or O始Duills Irish Bar and add your name to our petition. The location of O始Duills is among all of our advertisers on our map of Gran Alacant, at the back of our magazine.

SIGHTINGS OF JELLYFISH

The Council of Santa Pola has started up an emergency plan of action in the event of sightings of banks of jellyfish near the coast. The councilmen of Beaches and Citizen Security, Javier Baile and Antonio Andres Garci'a, respectively, met with the different related agents, Local Police, Guardia Civil, General Services, Brotherhood of Fishermen, Municipal service of cleaning and Agency of Local Development, to mark out the strategy to follow. In the first place contact the nautical zones, general services, Police, Civil defense, Guardia Civil,


Marine Service of the Guardia Civil of Alicante, The Rescue and first aid of Santa Pola, councils of Police, Beaches, Environment and

email: santapola.policia@gmail.com aagbaile@gmail.com santaola.cjcomercio07@cv.gva.es

Cleaning, Brotherhood of Fishermen, service of cleaning, and the Institute of Ecology of the Coast of Alicante. In the case of sighting of jellyfish, telephone one of the following numbers: 670 03 66 85 / 607 44 95 43 / 610 29 20 96 and/or

jmazon@adlsantapola.es

The first thing that would happen in case of sighting would be the hoisting of the red flag on the beaches, that prohibits swimming, as well as the specific flag with the image of the jellyfish.

The mayor of Santa Pola, Miguel Zaragozza, has visited the facilities of the boat museum “Esteban González”, an important cultural and tourist project whose objective is to perpetuate the memory of the marine tradition of the town by recreating the life of the fishermen on the high seas on board a fishing boat. Accompanied on the visit by the Mayor were the councilman of the School-Factory Jorge Perelló and the director of the School-Factory Maria Jose Bristle, as well as the technicians and professors responsible for the project. The mayor said that the boat museum “Esteban González” has almost reached it´s conclusion, and this great project is going to allow the culture and the history of Santa Pola to be shown from that time, the boat museum is by the entrance of the port and next to the Virgin of the

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Carmen. Once finished, the recreation of the way the fishermen lived will be able to be seen, how they carried out their tasks, and how the boat was run. The boat is something great, mainly because it has been done by a group of young people of Santa Pola who have been taught professions, some of which are almost on the verge of disappearing, they have be allowed to work with equipment, that gives them important values like the respect and the discipline to prepare them for a future that is far from easy. This boat is going to allow the people who come to Santa Pola to continue savoring the marine atmosphere and local people also to see in dry dock where their husbands, their grandparents, their parents and their brothers worked. This article updates past pictures and reports we have included in a previous magazine. Last month we reported the gas cylinder explosion at a property on Gran Alacant. The unfortunate accident has left 65 year old, Bengt Ageskog, recuperating back in Sweden after very good care in Alicante hospital. Daughters Pia and Linda would like to thank all of those involved, for their wonderful help. Particuarly the two policemen who went in to save their father, also the ambulance and fire brigade services. Loreto has asked if Linda would put a thank you into a letter, which can then be presented at one of the Council meetings.

Big news is that the new Health Centre construction has been passed by the Valencian Counsellor of Public Health and building will begin at the end of this year. Location is marked on our map of Gran Alacant.

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We have been asked to find out if car boot sales could be started up on Gran Alacant. Initially Loreto sees no reason why not. A letter of proposal would have to be taken into the office on Gran Alacant. Is there anybody who would like to be involved in organising this project and presenting the letter of

objectives. Loreto will then put it to a council meeting for approval. The new market area will not start work until at least the end of this summer.

The train which may be up and running by the time you read this. It is all painted up and ready to go, just the paperwork to finalise. Loreto says it will be well worth the waiting when you see just how good it is.

The question of future hotels on Gran Alacant. Two plots are available on the new General Plan. One is between Mercadona and the N332, where the previous temporary school was cited. The other is on a

plot of land at the top of the hill towards the lighthouse. It is hoped that a hotel will be a 5 star construction. The plot at the top of the hill has laid


idle since the previous 1985 plans and which nobody has ever taken up as it is a very large plot. It has now been reoffered to attract builders with the incentive of half the plot for a hotel and the other half for housing. All profits from any sale of this land will go to the Town Hall for help in future projects.

We mentioned that the re start of the golf apartments by the N332 have begun again. There is no news of the golf course commencing any time soon.

The venture to build a new bus station in Santa Pola is now held up waiting for the plans for the new tram line to be finalised. There is a problem of no lighting when you exit left at the first roundabout and first left again. Much new building is re commencing there, but a conflict between MASA (the builder) and Iberdrola (the electric company) is stopping the lighting from functioning. This area will not be handed over to the Town Hall until all of the houses are built.

One of the emails to us brought up the thorny problem of addresses again. We have spoken of this before in other areas of GA. The plans held at the Town Hall show all of these areas correct addresses. They all start Calle Canaries then have a block number. You can ask to see these plans at our Council Office, or ask the president of your community to provide it for you as they should also have these plans. Loreto is quite willing to meet up with anyone, so she can describe it all to you, just go to the Council office and make an appointment. We have said before how important it is to check your correct address, as the map shown here is the one used by all of

the emergency services if you phone

them for help.

The area that contains all of the villas around the Bowls Club, has now had the main streets (marked in white) officially handed over to the Town Hall. Those streets marked in white have been handed over, the other side streets are the responsibility of the community. The plans for areas such as these are

produced before building work begins.

We have been asked about the new walkway/cycle way that the Town Hall have made more accessible to us, all the way through to Santa Pola. We hope to run a feature on this in our next issue, but will mention one or two facts about the work. At the moment it runs from the top of Gran Alacant (by the lighthouse), down to the bad bend between the post office crossroad and the GA Centre. It also goes on through to Santa Pola. This will never be

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The black dotted line shows the route of the cycle track, some of which is finished. The exact route of the red line is yet to be decided, down toward the Clot. The black route also heads off through to Santa Pola. (more about that next month)

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converted into a road for cars, but always for walking and cycling. Eventually the idea is to extend this walkway from the dangerous bend, all the way down to the area of the clot. (shown on the map to the left). All of this is to be funded jointly, 1/3rd each, by the Town Hall, the Tourism Plan from the state Government and the Government of Valencia. This fund has been set up to promote all sports activities.

You will see that we have had an email about pick pockets at the GA market, and we should say, all of the markets in the area. It is very difficult for the police to catch these people “at it”, so please take care. A new policy has been brought in at the Town Hall. Where fines of any description were sometimes difficult to collect, will now go to the Suma Office and will stay as a debt against your house. This will help insure that all fines are paid, and

therefore well worth enforcing.

A start is now being made preparing the ground for the new allotments down the hill by the “Clot, (shown left) at a cost of 50,000 euros. No prices have been released yet, but after they have, there will be a publicised draw for ownership if the number of plots are over subscribed.

Just to elaborate a bit more on some news we brought to you last month. The Town Hall feels that Avenida Mediterraneo (shown on the map left) will become more and more important as time goes by. It is the main road to our wonderful beaches for most people living at the top of Gran Alacant. The road will be made abit narrower and the pavements wider. There will be benches, rubbish bins, trees (where space allows) and generally the whole area spruced up. The bus stop area will be made a great deal more accessible too.

MABS has extra help available. If you need to go to have a Mammogram and do not know the procedure or do not want to go on your own, we have a volunteer who is happy to make the appointment for you in the first place and then to go with you on your initial visit to have the mammogram done which is at Altabix in Elche. She can also act as your translator but you will need to have transport as she does not drive. The visit can take from 1 to 1and-a- half hours. She does ask for just 10 euros to cover her time etc. She really can make your visit stress free. If you would like more details please ring me Jan on 966 697 754 or Angela on 616 415 239, and we can put you in touch with her. Volunteers for MABS are not paid but are able to claim out of pocket expenses ie telephone and petrol and for special services as offered above.

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Sierra Mar

All World Cup games shown here Thursdays 2.30.pm Hallelujah Housy - 9.30. pm Fun Quiz Fridays and Saturdays 9.30 Karaoke Saturdays 8.pm - 12 p.m. 2 for 1 Cocktails All live sports shown and we have Wifi Access

The Royal British Legion Gran Alacant Branch 3606 The Royal British Legion in Gran Alacant wishes to thank all the Pubs, Restaurants and Retailers who gave their support to our Dinner and Dance held in Destinations Bar / Grill on Wednesday 12th May 2010 which raised 458 Euro. We would also like to thank the GA Advertiser for placing our advert in their magazine every month. Monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month in the Norwegian Club which is next to “Not Just Desserts� in the Sierra Mar Urbanisation. The next Branch meeting will be held on Tuesday 1st June 2010 at 7/7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings and you do not have to be ex forces to join so why not come along and meet new/old friends.

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You are probably aware how we at the magazine, help to promote our advertisers on the local Gran Alacant forums. One of the forum owners was caught up in the recent ash scare, and after awhile just had to get back to the UK. His only car out here was an old Rover 400. The journey, every day was followed by his story on the local forums, and attracted a great deal of attention and comment. We have decided to run it as a story over the next few months. .As it works out at nearly 4,000 words, here are the first 400, we hope you will enjoy the saga.

Two Men, Gran Alacant and a Rover 400

I have just returned from Spain by car total miles 1500 door to door and I have to say we had the time of our lives...the car is an old Rover 400 and it did us proud heaving us along the motorways for two solid days ...we laughed so much I felt I must tell our story ....but I must thank the many new friends made in Gran Alacant over the last week with cancelled flights and money running out for many people.. a great community spirit evolved not just from the Brits I might add ......with little help from airlines and Governments alike meetings sprung up all over the place where everyone was helping each other and exchanging notes.......

Having two flights cancelled I thought it was time to bring our Rover 400 out of it始s semi-retirement ....it始s many trips to the beach had left the poor old car some what heavier that it was ....sand on the floor and in the boot we felt gave the car character so we left it in ...although we did brush the seats down. It was decided that I would drive and take a lady friend of ours who始s medication had run out and my young son and my sons friend who had come on holiday with us.....they were told to travel light due to the fact the car was already over weight from the sand ....this left one seat in the car spare ....who was to take that seat?

Well we had one free seat in the car and I set about asking around to see if anybody wanted the spare place ...well, up stepped Mike Cook who lives just a few houses away from me in Spain ...Mike had spent a couple of nights in our company in particular the Hot Chocolate night at Los Belgas.....he had just spent 300euros on a coach back to England which surprise surprise did not turn up ....in fact nor has his refund they promised him (watch out for that one) Mike is a sales Manager for Mercedes-Benz of Southampton so I thought he was the ideal man to be my co-driver as the Rover and Mercedes cars are very alike ....turns out Mike prefers B.M.W cars so I was a little out on that one.

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Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be "recalled" by their maker.

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A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter. Then he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: "I have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss my appointment.


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For Adoption

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sociable and loves a cuddle. Unfortunately the lady feeding her is

returning to the UK and so we are urgently looking for a new home for her. She has beautiful turquoise eyes.

This dog has been seen wandering around the beach area close to the village of La Marina. A lady walking her dog in the area, after seeing him there for so long decided to rescue him. She was not able to keep him in her house and so she contacted us. He has a delightful personality, a very gentle and easy going

character. He likes to be near to people. He is just 11 months old and walks good on a lead. He is currently in a foster home and available for adoption. We have named him Guapo.

Lucky was seen for many weeks living in a water storage tank depot close to an urbanisation. He was being cared for by a worker that visited the location

regularly. However, when he was not there the dog kept escaping and wandering

onto a busy main road. He is 11 months old and very appealing. He loves everyone and is very trusting.

We named her Sasha and she immediately responded to it, she is 2 years old. She

loves the cat that she is with, in her foster home. She is a lovely natured dog and so gentle, not greedy and very patient. Her fosterer tells us that she is good with the other dogs and with children too. She is not fussy about the food you give her, she walks very well on the lead and does not pull. All in all she is a very good and obedient dog.

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A woman comes home and tells her husband, 'Remember those headaches I've been having all these years? Well, they're gone.' 'No more headaches?' the husband asks, 'What happened?' His wife replies, 'Margie referred me to a hypnotist & he told me to stand in front of a mirror, Stare at myself and repeat, ' I do not have a headache ' ' I do not have a headache ' ' I do not have a headache ' Well, it Worked! The headaches are all gone.' Well , that is wonderful' proclaims the husband. His wife then says, 'You know, you haven't been exactly a ball of fire in the bedroom these last few years, why don't you go see the hypnotist and see if he can do anything for that? Reluctantly, the husband agrees to try it. Following his appointment, the husband comes home, rips off his clothes, picks up his wife and carries her into the bedroom. He puts her on the bed and says, 'Don't move, I'll be right back.' He goes into the Bathroom and comes back a few minutes later and jumps into bed and makes passionate love to his wife like never before. His wife says, 'WOW! - that was wonderful! The husband says, 'Don't move! I will be right back. He goes back into the bathroom, comes back and round two was even better than the first time. The wife sits up and her head is spinning 'OH MY GOD' she proclaims. Her husband again says, 'Don't move, I'll be right back..' With that, he goes back in the bathroom. This time, his wife quietly follows him and there, in the bathroom, she sees him standing at the mirror and saying. 'She's not my wife ' 'She's not my wife ' 'She's not my wife ' . 'She's not my wife ' His funeral service will be held on Saturday

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Hello everybody June is the month for the celebration of one of the biggest fiestas in Spain “ Bonfires of St. John” there you can enjoy so many things, for example bullfighting from the 20th to 28th, fiesta in the streets from the 20th to 25th, on the night of the

for further information please ring: 966 692 276

24th the burning of the beautiful cartoon monuments.

Levante beach as usual.

After the burning of the monuments on the next

On the 6th of June in Santa Pola fishing harbour

five days there will be held a fantastic international there will be a motor bikes meeting, fireworks contest.

5º MOTOALMUERZO, thousands of motor bikes together celebrating a “almuerzo” meal.

Also all these municipalities that celebrate their main fiestas, Moors and Christians among them:

On the 19th there will be a concert in honour of

Benjuzar 2nd to 6th, Teulada-Moraira 10th to 13th, the Lady of Rosario, on the 20th, at 06:30 “La Pego 24th to 27th, Agost 24th to 27th, Benissa 25th to 29th.

romeria” The “Cape Pilgrimage” to Our Lady of Rosario. The Lady is moved from town to her chapel situated in the Cape of Santa Pola, of

On the night of the 23rd, hundreds of fires will be

course, you are welcome to come and join us.

lit on the beach to celebrate ancestral rituals and traditions, there will also be a fiesta on the

"Somebody has said there are only two kinds of people in the world. There are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good morning, Lord ," and there are those who wake up in the morning and say,

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That’s all for June friends.

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This month we welcome Kim from “GA Property Needs” to our magazine

OLIVIA de ORO 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms fully furnished, Huge transformed underbuild, tiled front and side garden with toldos inc. and fantastice communal pool with sea views and a tennis court. €134.000 REF. L84

MONTE Y MAR Very large property with 7 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 Kitchens & 2 Lounges. Private parking, large private pool. Large under build, could be used as a profitable letting business. REF. L83 €339.000

MONTE Y MAR 5 bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms Very tastefully furnished and includes electrical appliances, air con, oil central heating, wooden floors, glazed in porch. Large private pool, well established gardens € 459.000 REF. L82

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Probably the most well known Bar / Restaurant in the whole of Gran Alacant. Roofed terrace of 125m2 roofed. A further terrace seats 120 diners and 40 more can be seated inside. Stock, fixtures and fittings included. RING FOR PRICE REF. L78

MONTE FARO SPECIAL OFFER Semi detached, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, including electrical appliances. Private parking, secure gated community. Fantastic communal pool with tennis courts. Bargain price for quick sale. €196.000 REF. K09

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SICK LEAVE I urgently needed a few days off work, But, I knew the Boss would not allow me to take leave. I thought that maybe if I acted 'Crazy' Then he would tell me to take a few days off. So, I hung upside-down on the ceiling and made funny noises. My co-worker (who's blonde) asked me what I was doing. I told her that I was pretending to be a light bulb, so, that the Boss might think I was 'Crazy' and give me a few days off. A few minutes later the Boss came into the office and asked, 'What in the name of good GOD are you doing?' I told him I was a light bulb. He said, 'You are clearly stressed out.' Go home and recuperate for a couple of days.' I jumped down and walked out of the office... When my co-worker (the blonde) followed me, the Boss asked her, '..And where do you think you're going?!'

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Beautiful Villa for sale 4 mins from the town of Muro De Alcoy and 55 mins from Alicante Airport. The town consists of various bars, shops, cafes, and restaurants. The house consists of: 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,dressing room, utility room, large lounge, kitchen.and dining room. Outside there is a large naya/porch with outside kitchen and dining area which leads on to the court yard, comprising of patio area, outside bar, and swimming pool. There is separate living accommodation just to the side of the villa which comprises of lounge, kitchen, double bedroom and ensuite. The whole property is situated in a fully fenced plot of around thirteen thousand sq meters with various fruit trees, ie apple, grape, walnut, and olive. Change of work circumstances forces reluctant sale for

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Hello everyone welcome to the next installment of Massage. Indian Head Massage.

Indian head massage has been used for thousands of years to treat the mind and body. In India Ayurvedic and traditional medicine is as important as orthodox medicine. It aims to treat the whole body so as to maintain a balance between the physical, mental and spiritual. Indian head massage uses and adapts classic Swedish massage techniques for treating the scalp, face, neck and shoulders. It is extremely good and effective for treating stress because it works on the areas of the body most affected e.g. shoulders, upper back, neck and head. In both my full body massages and the half body massage, I alwaysʼ include a head, neck and face massage as head massage has a number of benefits which include, increased joint mobility and flexibility in your neck, arms and shoulders. It reduces tension in the tissue, making them more flexible which minimizes stress on bones and joints. It improves circulation removes waste in particular Lactic Acid. Petrissage movements on the neck and shoulders helps reduce tension, releases tightness in overworked and tense muscles. Stress reduction helps prevent stress induced muscle spasm in the back, neck and shoulders.

Buttock Massage and Exfoliation

Do you want a bottom like all the models? Then a buttock and exfoliation is the answer. This treament consists of a 20 minute workout on the muscles in your buttock, (Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Minimus and Gluteus Maximus) followed by a 10 minute exfoliation of the skin to remove all the dead cells. Clients who have had this treatment have stated that they felt their buttocks were uplifted and felt clean afterwards.

Sports Massage. (This is not a treatment that I do but can be arranged for you)

Sports massage combines the use of Swedish massage with additional more intensive techniques for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries. It can be used as part of a training program to help prevent injury, as part of a warm up for an event such as a marathon and also as a cool down after an event. Like other forms of massage, sport massage helps improve suppleness and flexibility of the joints and muscles. It improves lymph and blood circulation and assists the body systems to function at their optimum levels. Sports massage has more specific effects and benefits such as speeding up the healing of damaged and overworked tissue and muscle. It increases fitness capabilities and performance potential peak performance can be reached faster and, once reached, sustained over longer periods. See you all next month when I will be looking at Thermo Auricular Therapy and the use of the Outoscope. Dott

“Remedial Therapy” (sports flexibility) now available on Mondays by Eda

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LOCAL FOOTBALL...LOCAL FOOTBALL...LOCAL FOOTBALL...LOCAL FOOTBALL...LOCAL FOOTBALL...LOCAL FOOTBALL...LOCAL FO

Santa Pola Club de Futbol By Kevin Rendall A little of everything during May..... .....including a spot of sunburn for yours truly! First things first though, on their final trip up the N332 of the season, Santa Pola CF ventured as far as the very agreeable surroundings of the Alfaz del Pi sports complex and came away with all three points from a hard earned 0-1 victory after a second half penalty by midfielder German saw them home. A week later, and with just two further fixtures to go, Alguena were the next visitors to the Manolo Macia and the game had the look of an end of season fixture that had little riding on it, very much not Dangerman Chema the case for Santa Pola though as a win would have kept alive their play off ambitions. In the end the two tired looking teams served up a goal-less and lifeless draw that put paid to any hopes of a top three finish for the Marineros. It was also one of those deceptively hot Sunday mornings where, without you realising it, the sun is sneaking up to turn everything an attractive red colour!! All good things come to an end, and, in the case of Santa Pola it was their thirteen match unbeaten run which, they tamely surrendered on the road at high flying Horadada. From the off, the team, missing a number of influential regulars absent through injury and suspension, looked out of sorts and were eventually easily beaten for the second time by Horadada. The winning margin, 4-1, somewhat flattered the

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home side who had to come from behind after Santa Pola opened the scoring against the run of play. Normally, on the final day of the season, every match kicks off at the same time to avoid those contending for promotion or battling relegation knowing beforehand their rivals results. In 2009/10 though, all the major issues were decided in the preceding weeks and the Santa Pola squad had the luxury of a rare Sunday morning lay-in because their final match of the campaign took place the previous evening at home to Jove EspaĂąol. Twenty two year old striker Adriano ended his season in style with a first half hat-trick as Santa Pola easily beat the side from San Vicente 3-1 to end their campaign on a high.

That was the season that was

Thirty four Midfield maestro Marcos weeks after it all began in a blaze of optimism and hot September Sunday mornings, the Santa Pola roller coaster of a season trundled to a gentle stop, everyone involved climbed off, beamed from ear to ear and amidst much back slapping and jocularity, exchanged war stories from games gone by, delighted to have made it to the end of the ride. We saw yellow cards, red cards, spectacular goals, jammy goals, great refs, awful refs, nice days, freezing cold days, great sportsmanship, one or two unseemly squabbles and, as luck wouldn’t have it, a couple of horrible injuries. Every time though the Santa Pola players put on that shirt, be it the traditional red and white stripes, the ordinary looking grey second strip or Promising youngster the loud pink Hucha


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effort with no volume control, every single one of the twenty five players used never gave less than one hundred per cent for the club and the town. On occasions, maybe one or two were that ambassadorial, but footy is a man’s game isn’t it? I’ve had the pleasure of attending all of the games, both home and away and even sat shivering on murky winter evenings watching them train. Now though, it’s time to recharge the Bonmati, not a regular batteries, and via but always reliable the World Cup

2010, prepare to do it all again next season. For football fans wishing to catch up with my adventures and travels over the season just gone, you can do so at my blog which is at HYPERLINK "http://ilicipolero.blogspot.com/"

http://ilicipolero.blogspot.com/ I’ll be updating it over the coming months so feel free to add your comments. Finally, a huge thank you to Barry and Sandra for so kindly allowing me space and pages in the Gran Alacant Advertiser. Have a fantastic summer wherever you read these words, Kevin x

Santa Pola CF 2009/10 statistics Played 34 Won 15 Drawn 11 Lost 8 Goals for 50 Goals against 38 POINTS TOTAL 56 Best win 5-1 versus Orihuela B 11-04-2010 Worst defeat 1-4 versus Horadada 16-05-2010 Final league position sixth For a more in depth analysis visit - HYPERLINK "http://www.futbolme.com/com/1/_reg/55/Regional_Preferente_-_Grupo_4.asp" http://www.futbolme.com/com/1/_reg/55/Regional_Preferente_-_Grupo_4.asp

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here for less than 183 days a year you MUST complete a non residents tax declaration. One frequent reason given for non As you all know from last months article

declaration in Spain is that Taxes are

it is now the time for Residents to do

paid in England, many are on a local

their Tax Returns.

government pension which is not

We have been inundated with enquiries

transferrable in terms of tax and many

a large number of which have been from

are of the belief that there is, therefore,

people owning property here but doing

no need to do a return here.

no tax return whatsoever.

This is not the case.

Basically as far as the Spanish Taxman

You can only be tax resident in one

is concerned no one knows they exist!

country, no matter what taxes you pay

This is clearly dangerous territory and

or where.

likely to result in fines should this

The law says you cannot elect to chose

situation come to the attention of the

your tax residency status in Spain but

Taxman.

we all know that there are many who

So to set the record straight. If you own

declare themselves as non residents but

a property here you should do either a

who in all honesty live here. It’s not

Residents Tax return if you are here

right but it is done.

more than 183 days a year or if you are

Completion of a Residents Tax Return

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does have its advantages, particularly

hear without any thought of the

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consequences.

Inheritance Tax.

At Costa Blanca Lawyers our FIRST

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be done and how. In Spain it is possible for married couples to file a joint declaration which can often maximize allowances. Certainly for many of our clients they find that they may receive a tax rebate. Whatever your situation please ensure that you take advice as to what you should be doing and how. We hear many strange situations where advice has been given which is ill informed and misleading, some will give advice as to what they believe the person wants to

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Monte Mar Bowls and Social Club – Sponsored by Super Valu S.A.B.A. HURRICANE LEAGUE 19th April Monte Mar Toreadors, 117 shots 11 points Horadada falcons, 79 shots 3 points Well bowled everyone hope we can keep it going. 23rd April Monte Mar Toreadors, 81 shots 4 points Horadada Hawks, 134 shots 10 points Well bowled Colin,Janet, & Bob, also Bill, Denise, &Ted, each winning by one shot to give us our 4 points. 26th April Monte Mar Toreadors, 149 shots 14 points La Siesta Hornets, 56 shots nil points What a great week, if we can only keep this going we could finish up having a good season, well bowled everyone. 30th April Monte Mar Toreadors, 84 shots nil points Greenlands Glosters, 126 shots 14 points What a difference a week makes flying high one week and then brought down to earth the next, never mind keep at it and the results will come. 3rd May Monte Mar Toreadors, 98 shots 1 point San Miguel Christians 122 shots 13 points Another bad week, but well bowled Sandra, John, & Janet Getting the draw and stopping the white wash, a few more of the games were very close but perhaps the gods were not shining down on us. 10th May Monte Mar Toreadors, 91 shots 6 points Emerald isle Vulcans, 107 shots 8 points Well bowled the winning rinks Bill, Bill, & pepe, also David, Janet, & Brian, also a good finish with two drawing rinks. Well bowled Colin & Bills teams, and its back to the coaching school for Stan & Terrys team

THE KINGS CUP Monte Mar 4 points ---------Country bowls 8 points A good result having gone there with no pairs team, the reason for this was that at least 9 of our federation players were away. Monte Mar 8 points..............La Siesta 4 points A good day for monte mar, well played the winning rinks, Daves team, Colins team, & Stans team, but I think a round of thanks to Babs Caiger pushed into playing in the singles in the first two games and giving a good account of her self well done Babs.

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On a local level, residents of, and visitors to, the Gran Alacant area are already benefiting greatly from a newly founded local site - www.granalacantforum.es here local and national information is posted by local people for local people. The Forum's simple aim is: "To provide a friendly internet meeting place for residents of, and visitors to, Gran Alacant, in order to enrich our lives with words that inform, educate and entertain." Its motto is 'Rhetoric with Respect'. As you would expect, you and your opinions will be treated with respect. No one need be hesitant in writing something for members to read. Simply show respect and receive respect. Of course you don't need to write anything, maybe you'd prefer to be a reader and use

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SOME QUESTIONS FROM PET OWNERS This month we’re going to try to answer some of the questions our clients ask us sometimes about different matters: -What happens with that “new” parasitic disease transmitted by snails at the UK? Parasitic diseases usually have a big local specificity, which means every geographical zone has its own parasitic diseases, depending on weather conditions such as temperature and humidity. For example, not every tick species are equal nor transmit the same diseases: Spanish ticks may transmit Ehrlichiosis (a serious rickettsial blood disease), but if you move to Central and Eastern Europe, ticks may transmit your dog Borreliosis (another rickettsial disease which produces arthritis and limping). About blood vessel parasites which are transmitted by snails (sometimes they are called “French heartworm”), the most important thing to know is the classical heartworm prevention consisting on tablets or injections is also valid for this parasite, and must be done all year round and anywhere the dog is, because there are no mosquitoes at the UK, but there certainly are lots of snails. -Do I have to keep using the same antiparasitic treatments and vaccinations wherever my dog is? We’ll only use antiparasitic treatments which are absolutely necessary everywhere: against fleas, heartworm and intestinal worms, but, depending on the place we live, some additional treatments such as ticks and mosquito repellents don’t have to be done (at the UK in winter, for example). About vaccinations, we must insist again: rabies blood test is necessary just for taking the dog/cat/ferret back to the UK, not for coming

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into Spain. Even if you are not intending to take the dog back to Spain never again, rabies blood test must be kept valid by doing annual rabies vaccination if you are going to cross the British border, because, no matter the country where the dog is coming from, a valid, non expired and updated rabies blood test will be required for importing a dog/cat/ferret into the UK. -Is dry food bad for cats? A priori, it isn’t. The choice between dry and wet food depends on the individual preferences, the price, the availability, and of course if it’s well accepted by the cat’s digestive system or not. We normally recommend dry food because it’s easier to store (doesn’t smell, doesn’t attract flies), and it makes easier controlling the daily quantity the animal has. But the problem is: many cats don’t like drinking water (just think they come from the dessert!), they don’t drink unless they feel extremely thirsty, and some other ones don’t like the water if it’s been a long time in the bowl, so they prefer to drink drops from the faucet or from the hydrant, in all these cases, the quantity of water they drink is not enough for keeping the urinary system healthy, so, the urine will be too concentrated, so they will start having urinary problems: crystals, urine infections. For those cats which don’t drink enough water and tend to have urinary problems, we recommend wet food, but always taking into account wet food will keep mouth, gums and teeth not as clean as dry food would do. Anyway, if you use premium quality food, differences between dry and wet food are not so important. -Is it good to use a sunscreen in summer? Normally they are not necessary. Besides, they are created according to human skin specifications, not animal ones (they are normally much more hairy than human one). The best option is avoiding direct sunlight from 11-12:00 to 17-18:00h, and, if possible, keeping the animal indoors in a cool place


(watch out for aircon and kennel cough!). In some white and shorthaired animals (white European cats, Bull Terriers, etc) some extra attentions may be required, because they may develop aggressive skin cancers or serious skin irritations. These animals should never have direct exposure to sunlight: A similar case would be animals which are on certain antibiotics: some of them may have photosensitization as a side effect. -Can my dog swim in the sea? First of all we must remind that in most beaches dogs are forbidden so you may be fined by Police. If dogs are allowed and our dog likes it, normally there is no problem, but we mustn’t forget removing antiparasitic collars first (when put into sea water, they loose efficiency and the insecticide contaminates the water), and removing the sand from the dog when we are back home, for avoiding skin irritation. Of course, if the dog has a skin problem, it

mustn’t go to the beach, for its health and for other dogs and people health. Finally, we would like to remind you, due to the high number of cases we had last summer: -Keep kennel cough vaccination valid, even if the dog is not going into kennels. -Test dog’s blood for Erhrlichiosis if the dog is been bitten by ticks. Sometimes the incubation period is so long that we have forgotten the dog had ticks when we see the first symptoms (fever!). Liliana Aldeguer Cerdán col nº 793 English translation by Sergio Reina Esteban col nº 747

FERAL (animals) FRIENDS OF GRAN ALACANT and nearby areas FUND RAISING “MARKET” STALL – RASTRO NEXT SUNDAY 6th JUNE TIME : 10 to 14,30 h. Approx. AT SUNSET Bar-Restaurant Carabassi Bar Centre, Gran Alacant There will be NO sale stalls in July and Aug. (back 1st Sun. of Sept.) New (or as new) articles and items at very low prices Books: Buy 2 or more at 0,50 cts. ea. (hardbacks 1€ each) Come and Support the cause by grabbing a bargain

Announces New Event in Gran Alacant

JUNE - 2 BINGO NIGHTS - JUNE All proceeds go to charity Nice prizes for both lines & full house! AT LOS BELGAS Bar-Restaurant Carabassi Center, 1st floor WEDNESDAY 16th JUNE at 17:00 HRS

AT CHURCHILLS PUB-BAR Plaza Mayor (above Super Valú Supermarket) SATURDAY 26th AT 20:00 HRS. Sponsors needed to continue Bingo nights in the following months.

All gifts Sponsored by/courtesy of Private supporters and businesses: From G.A. : Los Belgas, Quick Save, Marco Polo (Escandinavian Rest), Boutique-decor. Shop PLEASE NO ARTICLES ACCEPTED DAY OF STALL/SALE Ab Fab, Churchills, Super Valu Supermarket. From Alicante: Akra office Supplies & Benalúa We do not have a shelter. Our work is to trap ferals Market, Av. Aguilera: Ben Mallorquí Cheese to sterelize them and help animals in other ways. shop-Mallorca Specialties, Butcher Eduardo, Bakery Zoñumar, and free advertising DO YOU LIKE ANIMALS? JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER WORK from the Gran Alacant Advertiser. Animals NEED our help constantly !

For Donations, Adoptions, Information & Sponsors contact: feralfriends.ga@gmail.com or call 697 574 199 Shell

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WHAT’S THAT IN THE CLOT?

introduced to the UK from Holland in 1889 and has spread across most of England and Wales, just reaching into southern Scotland but no further north.

by Mark Etheridge

I was rather taken aback the other day at the GA Centre when I spied a man driving a pony and trap towards the Puerto Marino complex. It was a wonderful sight to see, but it looked oddly out of place in the urban environment. The following morning, I met an affable Dutch chap in the hide at the Charco de Contacto pool (this hide can be a very cosmopolitan place at times), who didn't know a great deal about the birds on show but was willing to learn. He told me with amazement that he was sure he'd seen an owl sitting out in the full sunshine that very morning. I was able to reassure him that no, he wasn't hallucinating, and yes, he'd seen one of the resident Little Owls in the Clot. They are a common bird throughout Spain, and their habit of perching out in the open during daylight hours makes them quite easy to see. In the Clot, if you go westwards from the new Zeiss hide, past the locked gate (bah!) on the left and stop at the first tall tree on the right, there is often a Little Owl to be seen there, either in the big tree or glaring balefully at you from one of the dead stumps nearby; in fact the bird in my photo is this particular individual.

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Little Owls hunt mainly at dawn and dusk. Their prey includes beetles, caterpillars, moths, spiders, slugs and small rodents, all in plentiful supply in the Clot. Being a fierce, daring bird, equipped with powerful talons, it will tackle mammals and birds of its own size. The little owl used to be thought responsible for the destruction of eggs and young game birds, but analysis of the contents of their pellets proved that this was untrue. Nowadays it is regarded as a useful pest destroyer in gardens and on farmland. It was

As its Latin name Athene Noctua implies, this owl was associated with the Greek goddess Athene. She was originally a goddess of war but was also worshipped as the goddess of intelligence. Athene took the owl as her emblem, and its image was stamped on several silver coins. Although the Greeks had a great respect for the Little Owl, the Romans later regarded it as a bird of ill-omen! The Spanish name for this bird is Mochuelo Europeo, and there is a Spanish idiom "Tocar el Mochuelo" meaning to get the worst part of something. I don't see how that follows, sitting out in the sunshine, getting all you need and afraid of nothing, the Little Owl has a very nice existence here in Spain. See you next month


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Genuine emails to our magazine

Would you consider the following for the GA Advertiser. We believe that it is in the interests of residents and visitors alike.

“We have been robbed twice in the last year whilst visiting the Gran Alacant market in Avda Canarias - once from a zipped pocket and once from a zipped bag held across the chest! The skill of the scum who perpetrate these thefts is inbelievable. We will not be visiting the Gran Alacant market again. We have been to many markets in the area, some much busier, but never had a moments trouble before. There must be a serious problem with the GA market. We urge visitors to the GA market to be extra vigilent. Watch out particuarly for diversionary methods - this might be as seemingly insignificant as someone lightly jostling you. Donʼt carry wallets or purses - just keep a few euro in your pocket. You wonʼt know that you have been robbed till you go back to look for the puse or wallet which you thought was secure. Oh, and by the way, there were two large policemen in the market at the time. Chris & Penny. Barry

Do you know the petanque courts in the Avda de Noruega (opposite the part built GA prison, casino or supermarket - whatever it is going to be). The courts are very underused and it would be nice to see more activity there. The game is quite simple (though there is some skill involved) and cheap to get started. It is also quite sociable. If you would be interested in giving it a try, we will be starting regular, informal, sessions on Tuesdays from the 15th June at 7pm. Just turn up. Chris & Penny

Hi Sandra and Barry

Thanks for your outstanding magazine!!! Every time I come back from Sweden I get hold of a magazine as soon as I can to keep up with the latest news in Gran Alacant. In the May edition you wrote concerning trees in Monte y Mar: "This area is not under the jurisdiction of the Town Hall". What is the reason for this? Are there any explanations?? Will it be changed???? People here say that this is also the reason for us not having a proper streetnames yet. It is very difficult to order a taxi because they do not know where to go. Mail is also often put in wrong boxes because of the difficulties to separate addresses. They are all so much alike. All Monte Y Mar has one street name: Calle Canarias. On maps we got when we moved in you will find different names on the streets. It would be nice to get an explanation. We have soon lived here for 3 years, and otherwise we love it here. Kindest regards Ann Malmquist

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to be handed in at Gran Alacant Council Office. Through front door, down the stairs, office in the far left corner

DOG FOULING PETITION for action by the Town Hall to limit the amount of dog fouling on Gran Alacant by employing a dog warden.

NAME

PHONE NUMBER or EMAIL ADDRESS

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WORDSEARCH

WORDSEARCH

English words and their Spanish counterparts

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SUDOKU ANSWERS ON GRAN ALACANT MAP PAGE

To solve the puzzle each 3 x 3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9.

While the rules of this logic puzzle may be simple, there are numerous strategies to help you solve Sudoku. For hints and information visit www.sudoku.org.uk DOODLE AREA

Difficulty rating:easy Difficulty rating: hard

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A map to help you find places of interest, and the locaton of all of SCHOOL

8 CARABASI BAR COMPLEX (DOWN THE HILL) SANDHILLS PHOENIX - OCEAN 11 PHOENIX NIGHTS O始DUILLS - LOS BELGAS YELLOW SUBMARINE HISPANIA - AQUARIUS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

8 7

NEW PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

PLAZA MAYOR

5 1

Vet GA Exotics Darby始s Chippy Monte Mar cafe & restaurant Flannagans

2

GA BOWLS CLUB

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Euronics

EURONICS ELECTRICAL

3 PROPOSED SITE FOR A NEW HEALTH CENTRE, AND A SECOND SCHOOL

CHIROPODY & PHYSIOTHERAPY

IMPORTANT TELEP

SUDOKU SOLUTIONS

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Aquagest 24hr............. ..........902 250 170 Aeropuerto..............................966 919 000 Ayuntamiento-Gran Alacant. ............966 692 276 Alicante Bus Station...............965 130 700 Alicante Train Station.............902 240 202 Bomberos (Fire).....................085 Biblioteca (Library)..................966 692 773 Butano gas..............................966 672 222 Guardia Civil............................062 Guardia Civil............................965 411 290


our advertisers on Gran Alacant. Get your business on our map. NEW PARK

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Phoenix

NOT JUST DESSERTS LEGENDS PATAGONIA no.2 STEAK HOUSE TOURIST INFORMATION

1 MAXCOOP SUPERMARKET 2 SUPERVALU SUPERMARKET 3 MERCADONA SUPERMARKET 4 MEDICAL CENTRE POLICE STATION G.A. COUNCILLOR MUNICIPAL OFFICES LIBRARY

5 THURSDAY MARKET 6 POST OFFICE 7 SCHOOL

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6

SPORTS CENTRE

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GA farmacia HOMEFINDERS/SOLEIL DESTINATIONS GRANNET

PHONE NUMBERS

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Quicksave

Iberdrola................................901 202 020 Local Police...........................092 Local Police...........................966 696 035 Medical Health Service........966 699 081 National Police......................091 Red Cross (Cruz Roja)........965 416 936 Red Cross emergencies.....112 Rubbish collection.................966 693 955 Suma......................................965 292 036 Telefonica..............................1004

SALVUM & GAES AT SANTA POLA LIFE RESORT

ARMONIA HAIR SALON & PATAGONIA no.6 STEAK HOUSE

below, ARE THE BUS TIMES TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT via SANTA POLA, ARENALES, & EL ALTET. THE MAIN BUS TIMETABLES ARE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES

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NEW ORBITAL BUS ROUTE ON GRAN ALACANT

Below, and on the next page are maps of Alicante, and Santa Pola to help find your way around. The Santa Pola map includes our advertisers.

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Map to help you to find your way around Santa Pola. It also includes our advertisers

Sureste

Bicimotos Santa Pola's Casa de Cultura Theatre in Calle Elche

SANTA POLA FOOTBALL STADIUM GAES

1. McDonalds 2. Market and red cross bus stop 3. Main Elche street 4. Castillo 5. Town square 6. Tourist info Police station Town hall 7. Fishing port 8. Post Office

9. Tourist info 12. Salt Lake museum 13. Civic & Social Centre 15. Casa de Cultura 16. Lyneli hair 18 Santa Pola Marina. 19. Bailen

20. Aquarium 21. Suma Office 22. Public refuse tip 23. site for New swimming pool 24. Indoor market 27. Police station 28. Model boating lake

29. Pola Max shopping centre

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WEEKDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

WEEKDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA

THESE TIMETABLES FINISH 22nd JUNE, SO AFTER THAT,

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SUNDAYS & FESTIVAL DAYS

SATURDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

SUNDAYS & FESTIVAL DAYS

SATURDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA

LOOK OUT FOR THE SUMMER TIMETABLES

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at the PLAZA MAYOR Complex Gran Alacant Above Super Valu

TAKEAWAYS: FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER €110.00 Tel: 966 697 070

Popular small fish & chips €3.50 - 1pm - 4.30pm


Gran Alacant Advertiser June 2010